Sunday, December 20, 2015

2015 Topps Star Wars High Tek

It goes without saying the the Star Wars franchise is going straight up crazy. Once Disney owned it, the licensing was to anyone and everyone with the right amount of cash. That being said, Topps has had a very long line of Star Wars card releases, from the original blue/red/yellow/green/orange sets, to more recent Galaxy, Galactic Files, Chrome and others. Topps went high end on this set - Star Ward High Tek. Just like the Tek of old, and of recent with the return of Tek last season, Topps took the characters of the current Star Wars canon (sorry EU) and Tek'd them up.

My scanner did no justice to the box, so you get a kind of crappy photo with my really crappy cell phone. This is just like baseball Tek - you will get a hit in this box. On card autographs are more common, but sketch cards are available. My LCS ripped a couple boxes and pulled a 1/1 sketch of IG-88. Very nice. High end or not, I was going to rip a box. Let's see it.

If you know Tek, then you know what you are getting - gorgeous acetate cards. I have searched the web, but I have yet to find a listing of all the backgrounds. The list of parallels was easy to find. But I cannot tell you the pattern behind this First Order Flametrooper.

Full run of the movies and TV shows still within the current Star Wars canon, so Episode 1 Captain Panaka shows up.

Now we are talking, character wise. BTW - those spots by the name are not my scanner. The black background for the name and affiliation logo is meant to look like a star field.

Halfway through the box, as you get 8 cards - 7 base and the auto or sketch. No parallels yet for me.

Jedi Bariss Offee, once a trusted padawan to Luminara Unduli, she fell away from the Jedi teaching and bombed the Jedi temple during the Clone Wars.

Final base card in the box of Ric Olie. Let's look at the backs.

Here is where simple works perfectly. His name, his affiliation and the card number. That as all you need. Ok - I pulled one serialed insert card.

This is Armor Tek and all the cards are numbered to /50. Vader - not a bad pull.

Just felt like I should show you that the Armor Tek appear to have something printed on the back side. And my guaranteed hit is... autograph of Nika Futterman, voice actress on Asajj from the Clone Wars series. Nika also has plenty of other voice and acting work under her belt. Certainly not a high end autograph of one of the huge stars, but I enjoyed the box and don't mind the hit. Maybe, just maybe, I'll pick up another box of this.


Twitch said...

Nice! Loves me some autograph cards of voice actors.

The Junior Junkie said...

I may have to find a pack or two of this...